Busy times in my greenhouse

9 Mar

when the weather is a bit changeable it’s nice to be able to dash into my greenhouse where it’s warm and cosy. 

A couple of weeks ago I dusted off my propogator and started the ongoing process of seed sowing. 

My propogator has 10 individual trays with  their own lids so it’s easy to regulate the temperature for each variety I sow. And I find the small trays discourage me from sowing too many of anything ! 

This year , as you can see from the photos , I’ve added a good handful of perlite to my seed compost . I haven’t used it before but it’s meant to help moisture retention and  improve germination. 

I have also sown a box ful of mixed salad that hopefully will give me baby salad leaves in a few weeks time ! 

Fast forward 3 weeks and everything has germinated beautifully. With the exception of the foxgloves – maybe I’m just too ahead of myself as they are biennials and wouldn’t naturally be germinating at this time of year. 

I also planted a tub full of broad beans 

My greenhouse is also full of overwintering geraniums – some of which look happier than others, and sweet peas that I sowed last year. 

And I’ve also rescued some chrysanthemum cuttings that were outside and brought them in for a bit of cossetting. 

I’m now running out of space ! So the geraniums are going to have to get growing quickly so I can throw them out  to make room for all these seeds that will need pricking out very shortly !! 

Busy times !!! 

One Response to “Busy times in my greenhouse”

  1. Gunn4 March 10, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    That’s showing off! Actually we’re Jelouse as we still haven’t been able to build our green house – weather has slowed us down. We have though now started seedlings off at home on windowsills so that we don’t get too far behind.

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